Last summer, the Detroit Police Department launched a Community Policing Pilot Program in the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods. As we near the one-year anniversary of this program, we are reaching out to area residents to ask “do you feel safer?”
The Community Policing model employs the “Broken Windows Theory,” which claims that when a community and a police force respond promptly to small social disruptions (blight, traffic violations, vandalism), crime goes down. This model calls for enhanced civic engagement between law enforcement and residents. Our neighborhood-based Community Security Program has sought to facilitate this through community gatherings, trainings and activities that all focus on crime reduction.
As we reflect on the year that followed the Community Policing Pilot Program, we need your help to get a sense of the current social climate regarding public safety in the neighborhood. We want to know how safe you feel, and if you participate in activities that deter crime. This information will help us evaluate and develop our programming.
Click on the link below. It will take you to a survey that will give us a “report card” for the Community Policing Program. Please take a few short minutes to complete this survey. The survey results will provide us with a better sense of public opinion regarding crime in our neighborhood. The deadline for completing this survey is Monday, June 24, 2013. Thank you!